Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Yolkless Eggs Shock Albania   (Reuters)
  • People in the Albanian capital Tirana have been shocked by an increasing number of eggs without yolks.


  •   Shoot Thieves Dead, Mayor Tells Farmers   (Reuters)
  • An Argentine mayor is so fed up with crimes on his patch he has told farmers to go ahead and gun thieves down in cold blood.


  •   Crook Shoots Foot and Blood Trail Leads Home   (Reuters)
  • A Brazilian crook shot himself in the foot while trying to burgle a bar, then left a trail of blood that led police straight to his home.


  •   Seniors Brawl After Salad Bar Dispute   (Associated Press)
  • A dispute at the salad bar turned into a food fracas at an upscale retirement home, with a man taking a bite out of another's arm and other residents suffering minor injuries.


  •   Offbeat Museums Attract Visitors via the Web   (Reuters)
  • Sure, everyone's heard of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Washington's Smithsonian Institution. But how about the Florida museum dedicated to actor Burt Reynolds, or the Texas museum all about the history of funerals?


  •   Celebrity Jungle Show Probed for Cruelty   (Reuters)
  • German prosecutors said they were investigating a celebrity reality television show set in the Australian jungle for cruelty to people for making contestants eat live insects.


  •   Lawmaker Arrested for DUI After Ceremony   (Associated Press)
  • A lawmaker was charged with drunken driving, hours after attending a bill-signing ceremony to highlight the state's newest effort to crack down on DWI offenders.


  •   Hubble Image Echoes Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'   (Reuters)
  • Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope said they see similarities between a newly released image of a distant expanding star and Vincent van Gogh's painting "The Starry Night."


  •   'Masturbating' Lingerie Advertisement Banned   (Reuters)
  • A magazine advertisement for lingerie that showed a scantily clad model apparently masturbating was banned by Britain's Advertising Standards Authority for being offensive.


  •   Church of England Hunts for Virtual Vicar   (Reuters)
  • The Church of England has begun a hunt for a virtual vicar to take charge of a flock of "cyber-worshippers" in its first Internet parish.


  •   Woman Finds Crocodile on Her Front Porch   (Associated Press)
  • A 3-foot long crocodile was left on a woman's porch with a note saying "please feed me."


  •   Surrogate Mother Gives Birth to Own Grandkids   (Reuters)
  • A 52-year-old Texas woman has given birth to her own grandchildren — a pair of twin girls she bore as a surrogate mother for her daughter-in-law.


  •   Aggressive Bull Moose Attacks Three Men   (Associated Press)
  • One man was hospitalized after he and two hiking companions were attacked by an aggressive moose.


  •   Teacher Accused of Duct-Taping Students   (Associated Press)
  • A high school math teacher is accused of using duct tape and plastic ties to restrain female students in his classroom.


  •   Maryland: 'Geoffrey the Giraffe' Owes State Taxes   (Reuters)
  • Geoffrey the Giraffe, the long-necked mascot of Toys R Us, the No. 2 U.S. toy retailer, is in trouble with the tax man in Maryland.


  •   10% of Britons Want Plastic Surgery   (Reuters)
  • Almost one in 10 people in Britain want or have already had plastic surgery, with women favoring breast enlargement and men opting for a nose job.


  •   Georgia Coach's Class Deemed Too Easy   (Associated Press)
  • Talk about a slam dunk. Most college students probably dream of getting a final exam with questions like this: How many goals are on a basketball court? How many quarters are in a high school basketball game? How many points does a 3-point field goal account for?


  •   Bin Laden Loves Volleyball, Hates Ice   (Reuters)
  • A documentary about a Canadian family closely linked to Osama bin Laden portrays the al Qaeda chief as a well-meaning family man who banned ice in drinks, loves volleyball and has trouble controlling his children.


  •   Old Pay Phones Become Novelty Items   (Associated Press)
  • Collectors have made an online rush to buy BellSouth's boxy old pay phones that have been refurbished for home use, after the Atlanta-based company decided to pull out of a coin-operated phone business that had withered in the wireless age.


  •   Is TV Losing Out to Video Games?   (Reuters)
  • Sony, maker of the PlayStation 2 video game console, said a study of the online gaming habits showed that peak usage was between 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., a span that encompasses television's prime time.


  •   Bosses Wear Workers' Shoes, Get a Reality Check   (Reuters)
  • Never having cleaned a bathroom in his life, CEO Jonathan Tisch was down on his knees, scrubbing with great effort but little interest, under the watchful eye of his supervisor.
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